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Review – To Kill a Mockingbird

Having waited for years to see this (booked tickets before pandemic struck) we were thrilled to actually get to see this Aaron Sorkin version of a favourite book. And it was worth the wait! Rafe Spall was kind of ‘Rafe Spall being Atticus Finch’ in that if you’ve ever seen him perform live before you’ll… Read more »

Levelling Up – giving everyone a chance

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Recently on of our Best mums posted a tweet that gained over 100k likes, 1 million views and 5.5k retweets. It was about her autistic son’s positive experience at Best Theatre Arts and as well as provoking a reaction in the ‘Twittersphere’ it certainly provoked a reaction from us. It was our ability and willingness… Read more »

24 years on, what’s changed?

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David writes… You know how it is… you find a locked box in the attic, blow off the dust and prize open the rusted lid and you unleash something a bit surprising, if not downright scary? Well, I was delving in the Best vaults this afternoon (aka my PC’s overflowing hard disk) when I came… Read more »

The Democratisation of Theatre

Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet

It’s been sad but equally fascinating to see how theatre has reacted to the lockdown.   Sad? Because so much hard work by so many people has gone to waste. I especially feel for those young actors who had just got their ‘big break’ and had all that joy and hope doused. And then with… Read more »

REVIEW: 2:22

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Oh dear. Another huge disappointment! And I’m really sorry to be posting another negative review as I’d love you all to be dashing onto Thameslink to grab a West End seat. WARNING SPOILERS COMING UP   I’ll try and avoid any spoilers here, but perhaps don’t read this if you already have tickets for the… Read more »

A magnificent Macbeth at the Almeida

Macbeth at the Almeida

Here was a dark, visceral, warrior-like Macbeth with an accomplice whose role was illuminated by some very clever (if possibly controversial) directorial decisions. I loved it! As my favourite Shakespeare play I’ve seen it many, many times and this ranks top alongside a production at the Riverside Hammersmith 30 odd years ago. Gothic, brutal, and… Read more »

Let me count the ways…

Young Vic's Macbeth

One of the most challenging parts of staging a Shakespeare play is the setting. When/why/how etc. It’s rare nowadays to see the plays performed in regulation Elizabethan attire and instead you can see all kinds of weird and wonderful concepts. This is where Emma Rice’s reign at the Globe came to a sad and sticky… Read more »